Friday, 13 December 2013

Saturday This and that

Hi everybody!
At craftroom challenge the ladies want to see our fave creations from 2013. This was not as easy task, as I have a lot of faves from this year, and always have problems to decide on just one, but in the end I settled for these journal pages I posted back in June, for Summer of Colour and Paint Party Friday.
I love the vibrant colours I used here, although at first I was rather shocked by them. I used some magazine pictures, which I scanned, digitally altered and printed onto book paper. I placed them on my pages, which were stencilled, painted and stamped, and added in more bright colours to make it really pop. And in the end I really loved it, which surprised me no end....








I am also linking to Manon's Paper Saturdays.

This week we had wonderfu weather - very cold and frosty at night, with mist in the mornings and then blue skies and sunshine, so I was able to go for lots of long walks. Here are a few more photos from this week:

Early morning frost


Peaceful atmosphere and reflections - here a film of ice was building on the water
 




Here you can see the last of the mist in the background and the sun breaking through
 

Hope your week will be filled with sunny moments!
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

31 comments:

  1. Owww,was für schöne seiten,die Frauen sind interresant geschminkt,gefällt mir richtig gut.
    was für ein bildschöner schlosssee ist das bei euch,traumhaft schööön.
    Happy PPF.

    GLG Jeannette

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    1. So schminke ich mich morgens immer - Du nicht?

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  2. Wonderful photos, and I love those journal pages, they really are stunning! Havea nice weekend, hugs, Sarah

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  3. jo das ist wahrlich ein HIGHLIGHT aus 2013 --- absoluter Burner Valerie!

    Sagenhaft schne Bilder hast Du wieder geschossen... bei uns ist auch wieder frostig.... brrr

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  4. oh stunning photos! And I can see why those pages are your favourite, love the colours too.

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  5. Pink and orange are such a vibrant color combination, and with the addition of a little blue and purple, they are just stunning! I'm am really going to appreciate these beautiful scenic photos when we get hit with 5-8+ inches of snow! Hope I can get out and get some photos! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Lovely and vibrant and I can see why it would be a favorite! Those leaves look like they have been coated in sugar! Beautiful! Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Yes. they do, but I wouldn't want to eat them!

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  7. Great art and your walk photos are amazing as always :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Just amazing pages and I always love to see anything that has been altered by digital means to make something so special as your images.

    The photographs are stunning and the way you capture nature's amazing colours astounds me. Thank you for sharing them

    Love as always Chrissie x

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  9. I'm new to your blog, but I'll be back many times. Lots of inspiration here!!!!

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  10. I can see why these are your favourites from the year, the colours really zing and pop. The way you created them is so interesting - thank you for sharing the process. Of all the great photos the frosty leaves are outstanding, very artistic.

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  11. Ganz fantastische Seiten, liebe Valerie und die Photos sind auch wieder eine Augenweide.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes WE.
    LG MARTINA

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  12. Those pages are one of my many favorites too. I love the beautiful photos you take on your walks, your photography skills are as awesome as your art skills. ~Diane

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  13. Yep, I totally get why those are some of your favorite pages. They are fabulous my friend. And I have to say your photos are just as fabulous.. I love seeing your photos that's for sure.

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  14. WOW these are bright, bold and loud wonderful especially at this time of year very clever use of materials as always with you. I love them and can easily understand why they are favourites with you. XOXO Zoe

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  15. Valerie I truly love your pages and the colors are stunning. You turn every work into a masterpiece.
    Lovely outdoor pics once again. The frosted leaves are gorgeous.
    Happy Saturday.
    Hugs

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  16. Very good choice!!!!
    The pictures are wonderful Valerie - we are cold and very rainy - not cold enough to snow.
    Happy cold weather holidays!
    Sandy

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    1. Today was cold and very wet here, too!

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  17. Yes, these are superb pages and it is good to see them again. I like the diamonds at the side, the camels, the hat and the way you have painted on pages printed with text.
    What beautiful photographs, if I absolutely had to choose a favourite it would be the last one.

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  18. Love all the photos and the beautiful reflections, the water looks so clear. Super pages, I can see why they are among your favorites.
    Yvonne x

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  19. Yes, well, I can imagine these are your favorite pages. They are so bright and beautiful. Love your winterpictures too, especially the first one with the frosted leaves.

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  20. such a gorgeous page Valerie! I like your style of creating !
    Photos are awesome, thanks for sharing your world :)

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  21. Hi Valerie :-) absolutely love the stunning pages that you have chose as your favourite. Wonderful colours and images. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight x
    Best wishes Annie x

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  22. Truly gorgeous pages Valerie love the vibrant feel and the wonderful ladies....stunning. I really enjoy popping into your blog you never cease to surprise me, thank you for sharing and for leaving comments on my blog.
    MaggieH

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  23. what a beautiful morning I had seeing these glorious pictures, thank you!

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  24. Stunning pages, like pop art from 60's.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge.
    Merry Christmas;-))m

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  25. These gals are terrific - love how you've altered and colored them.

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  26. these pages are so fab Valerie, can see why you chose them :-) thanks for sharing with us at our Favs of 2013 Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  27. LOVE the lady with the hat! All gorgeous. hugs, Donna

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